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One of these days, Kelly McCrimmon, the owner of the Brandon Wheat Kings, will get around to announcing a new general manager. That is expected to be Grant Armstrong, the Victoria Royals’ assistant GM, player personnel. . . . McCrimmon, who has signed on assistant GM with the NHL’s Las Vegas franchise, had been the Wheat Kings’ GM since 1989. The GM in Brandon prior to McCrimmon? Bill Shinske.——In Spokane, Tim Speltz is leaving his post as GM to join the Toronto Maple Leafs as the NHL team’s head western scout. Speltz had been the Chiefs’ GM since 1990. The last Spokane GM before Speltz took over? Vic Fitzgerald, who owned the Chiefs before selling the franchise to Bobby Brett.——With training camps about to open, it would seem that all of the post-Memorial Cup speculation involving Brent Sutter’s future as the head coach of the Red Deer Rebels was nothing but hot air. Thankfully.——Let’s be honest. The star of the Rio Olympics was the Tongan flag bearer in the opening and closing ceremo..

Veteran d-man not on Ice roster … Hitmen adding new scout … Cougars ink...

A nice weekend reprieve from the smoke buts its back, can barely make out Mt. Paul and Peter once again. #Kamloops pic.twitter.com/wAICANgnN3 — Doug Herbert (@DHerbertCBC) August 14, 2017 We awoke Sunday to sunshine and blue, smokeless...

Yamamoto back with Chiefs … Team WHL whips Russia … Silvertips suspend pair

Always special when #Canucks hold @NHL #HockeyFightsCancer Night. Before we hit the jumbo screen, @alexjauld & I tell you who we fight for. pic.twitter.com/YfWUwpZnQm — Joey Kenward (@kenwardskorner) November 7, 2017 F Kailer Yamamoto...

Blazers to bid on 2020 Memorial Cup … Royals are “absolutely” interested, too

The Kamloops Blazers announced on Thursday morning that they plan to enter a bid to play host to the 2020 Memorial Cup. The announcement was made at a news conference during which Ken Christian, the city’s mayor, pledge complete...

Taking Note honoured with Carson Award for third straight year … SJHL champs lose...

F Spencer Asuchak (Tri-City, Prince George, 2008-12) has signed a one-year contract with Zvolen (Slovakia, Extraliga). Last season, with the Allen Americans (ECHL), he had 26 goals and 40 assists in 64 games. He was pointless in three games...

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Took a stroll through Costco earlier today (Sept. 10). I don’t know what happened to September, October and some of November — perhaps I slept through them — but please allow me to be the first to wish...

Blazers won’t replace departed coach … Iverson inks pro deal … Will Hossa have...

F Rodrigo Ābols (Portland, 2015-17) has signed a two-year contract with Örebro (Sweden, SHL). Last season, with he had one assist in two games with the Portland WInterhawks (WHL), then moved east and had 18 goals and 32 assists...

Reigning champs getting new owners … Winterhawks get back top guns … Lewis sparks...

The 2017 Kamloops Kidney Walk is scheduled for Sunday morning in McDonald Park. My wife, Dorothy, who underwent a kidney transplant on Sept. 23, 2013, will be walking for a fourth straight year. If you would like to...

AHS connects Tigers to mumps cases . . . Aces falling from ECHL deck...

Tommi Virkkunen (Kamloops, Victoria, 1989-90) has been named the new CEO of Kärpät Oulu (Finland, Liiga), effective May 1. Virkkunen has been chairman of Kärpät's board the past seven years and an executive VP for Finnish company Ahlsell Oy...

Rebels’ Lamb almost ready for return … Ferguson still with Vegas … A couple...

Moose Jaw Times-Herald ceases publication Dec. 7. #Habs @HockeyHallFame icon Elmer Lach was always proud of this Times-Herald photo of himself (right, age 20) w/ Moose Jaw Millers teammate Norm Larson published during 1938-39 Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League...

Still time to join Dorothy’s Team!

Dorothy has had enough of training and is ready to walk! The 2014 Kidney Walk is almost upon us. It takes place Sunday morning at Riverside Park in Kamloops, and we will be there. Registration is at 10 a.m.,...

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